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: tonight was all about michelle. mrs. obama wowed in a ruby chiffon gown by jason wu the same designer she wore four years ago at the last inauguration. ♪ at last my love has come along ♪ >> reporter: back then she stepped out on stage in a white dress by the then little known designer. his career skyrocketed. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs a fashion designer ascends. it doesn't happen with any first lady but it happens with mrs. obama. >> reporter: from behind it was all about that sexy low back. but from the front, check out those bangs. >> i believe the bangs are a metaphor and it sends a very striking sound and symbol and i think she looks wonderful. >> reporter: call it michelle 2.0. her first four years made her a style i con. >> it has changed the game for women in america. you can dress on a budget. >> reporter: of course tonight's dress was hardly a bargain. but the ball goers approved on the splurge. >> what do you think of the cress? >> amazing. >> beautiful. >> stunning. >> reporter: they didn't look bad themselves. this is after all washington's biggest n
are awaiting president and mrs. obama and the further dancing. they have danced so far and the president made remarks at the commander in chief ball. the other official inaugural ball today is due for a visit from the president and the first lady. we're also expecting further remarks tonight from vice president biden at the commander in chief's ball. that is all due to happen roughly this hour. so you should stick with us. also, dan rather coming up. we'll be right back. red lobster's 30 shrimp. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food differently. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watching. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >>> that is our generation's task, to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every american. being true to our founding docume
that strategy will lead democrats to agree to deep spending cuts. officials close to the president say mr. obama is open to more cuts but insists he won't slash entitlements like medicare. >> ultimately we have to do it in a balanced way. he's not going to do this on the backs of the poorest americans. >> reporter: the looming fiscal fights could overshadow the president's larger policy goals like promoting gun safety in the wake of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama had a pack. today thousands rallied in cities across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >>> for now i'm joined by david gregory, mott raider of "meet the press." the honeymoon doesn't happen in
in a shockingly rapid fashion. >> reporter: mr. obama wants congress to ban the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines and apply mental health background checks and criminal background checks to firearms sold privately and gun shows. other likely biden proposals: billions more in funding for the t background check database,e, increased prison sentences for gun trafficking, new federal research into gun crimes and more information on labels of violent video games as for the rush in many parts of therms country to buy firearms congress may ban, mr. obama blamed fears of government overreach. >> part of the challenge that weth confront is that even the slightest hint of some sensible, responsible legislation in this area fans this notion that somehow here it comes and that everybody's guns are going to beo taken away. >> reporter: mr. obama said if congress does not act he can achieve some of these goal us there executive order. but, scott, the only area the president talked about that wasso improved tracing at the federal level of guns sold to or stolen by criminals. maj >> pelley: major, tha
they are spiking a football. the white house is weary of folks at home saying mr. obama is throwing himself a big party while they are still struggling financially. they will address the intractable gridlock in this town. >> he will make that point very strongly that people here in washington need to see common ground. he will talk about the american people they are not engaging these debates in washington progress and change won't happen. >> aids say while we can expect more broadly on battles to come such as gun control and immigration reform this won't be the detailed policy speech we will get with the state of the union next month. >> james, i wonder if the president runs the risk of sounding too much like he has. he has given a lot of speeches. >> that is definitely a risk. some republican speech writers of white houses past have made that exact point harris saying current conditions could lead the president to repeat himself in 2009. economy remains sluggish healthcare remains too costly, et cetera. one historian interviewed the president from rolling stones magazines says mr. obama needs t
by as many as 1 million people. >> congratulations, mr. obama. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will buildi its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the obamas and for the nation that re-elected the president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama never used the words "democrat" or "republican" in his second inaugural address, but his political message was clear, progressive policies along with a directive for leaders that define us as individuals and as a country. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. we will respond to the threat of cli
, and growing up before a nation. then, their mother, first lady michelle obama. >> mrs. michelle obama. >> reporter: to thunderous applause, ushering in a new term and those new bangs. the first lady tweeting, "blessed to be joining so many of my fellow americans gathered to watch the inauguration." and then, the president, walking toward that archway, about to see the hundreds of thousands gathered on the national mall. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the preside
chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action to put them in practice. >> obama: now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one people. we the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations we will defend our people and uphold our values through the strength of arms and rule of law. we the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal equal, is the star t
. rather than focusing on america's vexing problems like an exploding debt and a weak economy, mr. obama put forth that the nation's top priority must be imposing social justice. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation who built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. [ applause ] for we remember the lessons of our past when twilight years were spent in poverty. parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky. talking points disagrees with president obama's priority. although. impossible to do what the president wants to do. in short, prosperity. can't be done no matter how much money you spend. much more effective is building a strong society based upon a robust free market and effective, effective social programs. that provide opportunity rather than charity. as the president should know by now. the federal government cannot provide fo
and hundreds more. the first national gun legislation since 1994. mr. obama would like to see a number of changes to our gun laws and supported measures such as tightening gun checks, insuring database. and research in gun violence causes and prevention and hire school resource officers, and insuring medicaid recipients get quality mental healthcare. senate majority harry reid said i'm committed to ensureing that address gun violence. all options should be on the table before we compromise and fold. here is the president talking about this matter earlier today. >> obama: as soon as i'm finished speaking here, i will sit at that desk and sign a directive giving schools hubble health community tools they need to help reduce gun violence. as important as these steps are they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a reel and lasting real and lasting difference congress, too must act, and i'm calling on congress to pass very specific proposals right away. first its time for congress to require an universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. sec
away from this, there will be more pressure. >> absolutely. we heard it from mr. obama's inaugural speech yesterday. he renewed his push for clean energy and of course start thinking about the dirtiest energy and that is coal. the new technologies, the phrack and technologies pushing on the price of natural gas making coal less economical. given mr. obama's initiative and given where we are with natural gas. cheryl: another group you do like performing amazingly it the technology sector. if you look at the group under this president up 100% whether he can take credit for that or not, i will not say, but technology is a positive. we're getting apple's numbers tomorrow. you are saying go for the tech. >> absolutely. if you're ibm, hewlett-packard had an off year. let's focus on apple, but now we're seeing not everyone wants an iphone 5. given the superior dividend, the space, the fact intel and microsoft slowing the dividends double-digit the last five years, given the continued need for more technology, more investors push into that area. cheryl: looking forward to apple's earnings,
putting armed security in his schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at his schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair of tax but he is another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of children. >> jennifer: honestly? who is advising these guys? it is unbelievable. it's my hope that this congress will take action at the request of the president, the majority of americans, and mothers like the one from nowtown. joining me is california representative jackie speier. she served as the vice chair of vice president biden task force which issued the recommendations that resulted in the executive orders and the call to action today. jackie welcome back inside "the war room." >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> jennifer: you have to be encouraged by the force with which the president spoke today. >> he was very powerful. but like you just spoke, my eyes just welled up with tears because there is not a mother on this planet who doesn't feel her pain. but she has really put in words something that we have got to keep in our minds. those coff
and then the grays came. mr. obama's job approval rating in a new cbs news/"new york times" poll says 51% of americans have a favorable opinion and that is the same percentage as the first lady. in russia, the bolshoi ball shea is a national treasure so it was big news when somebody threw acid in the face of its artistic director last night in moscow. this is sergei filin before. here he is today, his face covered in bandages. he could lose his eyesight. filin choose it is dancers and police say it's possible the attacker was angry over his selections. generation y meets the greatest generation "on the road" the is next. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face we understand. watch the team leave for atlanta. the player who almost missed the >>> the 49ers frenzy builds. we're there as faithful fans >> reporter: workplace friendships are generally generational. the young blond at the front . >>> workplace friendships are generally generational. but in new jersey, jack morris and allison ayers are inseparable. >> why is a 22-year-o
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> well, according to poe litke yoe, nra is launching a new lobbying push. the group is turning to allies in the gun manufacturing lobby who are making the case that guns are also about jobs. >>> moving to the debt debate. the u.s. government expected to reach the borrowing limit in one month, newt gingrich says republicans are making a mistake by trying to link the debt ceiling to a deal on spending cuts. >> in the end, it's a threat they can't sustain. no one is going to default. no one is going to allow united states to not pay its bills. no one is going to accept the economic costs. it rallies the entire business community to the president's side. i don't think we should pick fights where we're in a position that we can't, in fact, in the end enforce our will. because we have no evidence of pres
has been one of mrs. obama's key initiatives. >> when i think about what pa made america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing you military kids. >> reporter: her other focus you fighting childhood obesity. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett said the first lady and you her staff are working on a new agenda. >> she really is very determined to make sure that they think it through thoroughly and that they don't just do one-off things. she wants to really make sure it is thought out. >> reporter: ivillage chief correspondent kelly wallace covers michelle obama. >> she is obviously going to add other issues to her play. i wouldn't be surprised if you hear her talking more about work/life balance. >> reporter: no matter what the first lady's agenda holds, advisers say the role of mom and chief wil
. brit hume and i will analyze mr. obama's press conference today. >> usa today says al-jazeera is buying current tv. it was co founded by former vice president al gore. >> another example of media corruption. the network news pretty much ignoring the al gore al-jazeera story. can you image if mitt romney did with go what gore did. >> you really believe this story? osama bin laden? >> yeah. >> confidence. >> did hollywood snub the movie zero dark 30 because it did not toe the liberal line. >> whatit's going to happen. >> when? >> tonight. >> caution you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> hi, i am bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. the talking points memo will be on the media coverage of al gore's al-jazeera deal and that will be in our second segment with bernie gold burg. but our lead story tonight president obama's press conference this afternoon two big issues gun control and the national debt. the president wants to raise the debt ceiling for the 5th time in his administration but he doesn't want to commit to many spending limitations
are protected by armed guards at their schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitest hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> the nra suffered a big loss in new york today with governor andrew cuomo signing into law the toughest gun control legislation in the country, strengthening the state's existing assault weapons ban. >> going to put rules in place that actually protect innocent people in society. that is what the state of new york is doing today. and it says common sense can win. and good people can win. and you can actually get government to work and get good things to happen. you can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense. >> the nra immediately released this statement. these gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime, sadly, the new york legislature gave no consideration to that reality while lawmakers could have taken a step towards strengthening mental health reporting. instead, they opted for stopping the rights of g
guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protext for their kids -- protection for their kids and gun-free zone for ours. >> eric: bobbe, start that. >> bob: there is the punk ad. terrible ad. i made ads for years and that thingbe doesn't deserve to be on television. look he got in things that had nothing to do with guns. they went after obama's kids. >> greg: no, they didn't. >> eric: they didn't. >> bob: yes, they did. >> greg: no, no no, no. >> bob: you interrupted me. >> greg: i'm going to interrupt you again. i said this points two weeks ago. when rahm emanuel was going off aboutbe guns his kids are protected at a school. same with obama's kids. same with david gregory's kids. obama could have won over a lot of people if he said i want every child to be as safe as mine. that means to have security. that's all he has to say. he didn't say that. everybody had the right to have their kids as safe as president obama's. that is not a cheap ad. that is a factua
when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> cenk: hmm devastating. it turns out the president has armed guards, and so do his kids. wow, i didn't see that coming. let's bring in an expert to rebut this. eric beolert. former senior editor for salon and rolling stone. this is the short version of the ad. tell what's might be an issue here? >> well, attacking the president's kids. that very first sentence, the president's kids. they just should have stopped there and thrown it away and start over. you don't run attack ads against the first family's school-aged children. that's insane. every was just aghast at this. if we thought wayne lapierre's press conference in december was out there and tone deaf this ad is just amazing. a month after a school massacre you're going to raise questions whether the first family's kids receive too much secret service protection? >>
in a series of holiday events leading to mr. obama public inauguration on monday. for all of the headlines, go to fox news.com. >> please join us tomorrow night for a live edition of huckabee. we'll have newt gingrich and avila king. the niece of martin luther king jr.. the criticism of the president's executive orders on gun control produced notable crote quotable . this is texas freshman senator ted cruz. >> this is it a president who i think who has drunk the koolaid and feeling high on his own power x. he is pushing on every front. on guns, i think it is sad to see the president of the united states exploiting the murder of children and using t to push his own extreme anti-gun agenda. >> one thing for certain, this president has created as distinct a line between the congress and the administration . the executive branches as i ever have seen. it doesn't help to govern when instead of working with that other branch of government, that you have to work with to pass manage that you make emnitty between the twompt what the senator was saying about the gun issue, it is the over all issue of co
putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but it's just elitist hypocrite when this comes it a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> sean: powerful ad, but yet, anything the n.r.a. points out seems to just come under attack. >> well, i mean, it's come to the point in this country at that hypocrisy is right out there in the open. i mean, the fact is, all of these are backing hee and political people when their kids go to school, by and large protected by police and armed security. i mean, what's unfair is there are moms and dads all over this country, getting up and sending their kids to school on monday and tuesday next week that are praying that their kids come whom safe. and we could immediately help protect those kids by putting armed security in schools, same armed security that the elite has. it's the same with self-defense. these celebrities in hollywood, the rich, the powerful, the politicians are all protected, body g
saying barbara and i send president and mrs. obama and their wonderful girls our best wishes and prayers on this historic day. may all mighty god bless them and our country over the years. it seems like it was john boehner with the flags that flew over the capital during the inaugural ceremony. it seems like during some of the post inaugural address interviews, they did not give a hundred percent embrace. but they seem to feel the president was magnanimous and there was not the bipartisan -- the partisan bickering, at least not today. tomorrow is another day. >> right. we'll see when they start go earning. but the transition of power does matter. the fact that we transition in this way that people are -- i mean, my favorite two shot, so far, my favorite image, is that that included beyoncyonce stand near paul ryan and there was this vision of them together. this is fun. this is kind of american politics and culture, you know, crossing these lines. and will it hold? perhaps not. but for a moment, it is a recognition that we don't have violent military coups in this country. we have a peac
it up. mrs. obama says the next four years mom in chief is still going to be her first order of business. this is important to them. but i think it humanizes them. and most people even if you don't agree with them politically you have to think they're doing a good job in the parenting department. >> "essence" did this big journal on the first lady. she is the symbol of being a mother, of being a first lady, and of a black woman of high profile. lot of pressure on her, teresa? >> oh, absolutely. i mean, she's the first lady. she's the first black first lady. and, you know, there's a lot of scrutiny. she's being watched all the time. everything that she does is being picked apart and examined. but she handles it with an incredible amount of grace. our readers can't get enough of her. >> i think you're right that she handles it and your readers can't get enough of her. i'm one of your readers. kelly, teresa, thank you both for your time. have a great night. >> thank you for having me. >>> while we were all watching the president, some republicans were playing some very dirty tricks. that's
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but it's just elitist hypocrite when this comes it a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> sean: powerful ad, but yet, anything the n.r.a. points out seems to just come under attack. >> well, i mean, it's come to the point in this country at that hypocrisy is right out there in the open. i mean, the fact is, all of these are backing hee and political people when their kids go to school, by and large protected by police and armed security. i mean, what's unfair is there are moms and dads all over this country, getting up and sending their kids to school on monday and tuesday next week that are praying that their kids come whom safe. and we could immediately help protect those kids by putting armed security in schools, same armed security that the elite has. it's the same with self-defense. these celebrities in hollywood, the rich, the powerful, the politicians are all protected, body guards,
because the president is the president. anyway, take a look at the ad. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> yes, an elitist hypocrite who is the president. anyway his plan today will include calls for congressional action on an assault weapons ban, a limitation on the sale of high-capacity magazines, also taking a look at stronger, federal background checks for anyone who wants to buy a firearm. at the moment, senate democratic leadership seems split on whether or not we're going to get any action through congress. majority leader harry reid is skeptical we can get anything past republicans in the house but at the same time, minority whip steny hoyer is more optimistic. he's hopeful that perhaps his colleagues in the house will be more flexible after what happened at sandy hook elementary. we're back with more show after the break. show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i wa
it the republican national committee first big meeting of the year. they know full well if the president could, mr. obama would love to set the g.o.p. gang years. it's important for them to find new ways to try to advance conservatism. instead of playing defense against the obama agenda here in washington. notwithstanding the defeat to mitt romney last year. the wake of last year's election in 24 states literally half the country, republicans now control not only the governor's offices but both majorities of the two chambers the houses and the senate. it's a big advantage. it's a chance for republicans to play offense at the states. and quietly aggressively next week when they meet in charlotte, north carolina. that's one of the things they are going to be talking about. look to scott walker back in wisconsin from last year as a model. this conference is going to it be a big deal and it's the republican's first attempt to get things in order and move ahead. >> bill: they have to do something because we will be back to the blue moose party because the -- >> -- that's a dated reference. >> i'm sorry
'm still a republican. that's how i was raised, and until i voted for mr. obama twice, i voted for seven straight republican presidents. >> that's absolutely right. if the republican party is going to be a fringe party, then it marginalizes itself and becomes less relevant to the discourse. only obstructionist is what the party is seeking -- >> what is their plan? >> i don't know, but it's a shame. as someone who believes in progressive ideas, i realize that not having a smart, engaged conservative party, republican party, makes progressives lazy, frankly, and unimaginative, and it's bad for the country. bad for the country -- >> i think i spent a good -- i admitted something last week. don't we all like to go into the booth knowing we have an option play? if the democrats have been blowing it, we give the republicans a shot or the other way around. you can actually choose. here is general powell you thought i would be playing. here he is talking about the republican's image problem. you respond to this, alex. let's listen. >> the party has gathered unto itself a reputation that it is a
at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> following the president's announcement, they released a statement and i'm quoting. we look forward to working with congress on a bipartisan basis to find real solutions to protecting america's most valuable asset, our children. attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. no, of course. more guns are always the only answer for the nra. joining us now is kristen welker live at the white house. and kristen, we're getting news that the president and the vice president will girn traveling outside of washington to engage the public on the gun issue. what are you hearing? >> that's absolutely right, martin. according to a white house official, you can expect the president and the vice president to separately get out of d.c., hit the road, talk to the american people to try to push for the proposals that they unveiled today. this is, of course, a tactic that the white house has employed i
, they would turn to me and say can you please tell mr. obama we're not terrorists and to stop killing our people. as if i could walk into his office and talk to him. but over the time i was in pakistan and i talked to politicians, i talked to a psychiatrist who runs a hospital where he tells stories of people literally having to travel eight hours to get any kind of mental health because of the drone attacks and there's a wide variety of people all of whom were unanimous in the fact that the drones are making the united states of america less safe because the number of enemies we were creating. >> john: i gotta say in the footage we just showed from you making the film, you are being greeted warmly. it is worth remembering that pakistan is still officially a u.s. ally. is there still a warmth among the people there toward our country or are you disturbed by a growing hostility by the pakistani people? >> well, the people i met with, and again, you know, one doesn't want to overgeneralize, the people i met with in the investigation work for the film could not have been more gracious. these
it and be mr. mcconnell. please try to use his voice. >> president obama and his team are doing everything in their power to strict your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. their efforts to restrict your rights with executive orders just plain wrong. obviously he's not a fan of the executive orders that the president signed to stem the gun violence. >> let me ask to this, this seems to be a clumsy play by the republicans, republicans aren't for it, and al franken is out with a hunting hat,'s not for it. and why does the republican have to take on the president. >> you want to hear the answer. >> why was the robo call in the great state of kentucky, mitch mcconnell they're worried that the tea party is going to have a candidate oppose him in the primary, since he's running for reelection cycle, so, really, what he's doing is-- >> trying to appeal to the people of kentucky. >> my problem with my point and want to hear the answer, you answered for me, i didn't want to hear the answer, i had no interest in the answer. >> i got you. >> i said rhetorical things not to be answered. >> wel
guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> bill: now unless i didn't hear it correctly, there were three times there where he's talking about the president's kids. >> sure. as anyone who follows politics knows, that is an area that's really considered off-limits when you're talking about children of the president. so whether to make a point -- i understand this is a debate about children but i think most of the observers looking at david keen said this is not about the children. it is about the arguments that -- >> bill: he would only say that if he were getting a lot of flack because of it. he must be getting some flack even from nra supporters who said drop that ad. enough is enough. >> it is important to bear in mind it is a web-only ad. it was more put throughout to stir this kind of debate about the gun issue rather than actually focusing in on the president's proposal. >> bill: let's get to the political
through mr. obama's second term agenda. the organization led by familiar faces including robert gibbs, campaign manager jim messina, david axlerod and stephanie cutter and hear that drumming up support for gun control will be the team's first project. and welcome to the program, this is what team obama does very well, campaigning, and that now the approach to governing is going to be an extension of the campaign. in what way? >> well, no what you said is exactly right. when you think about it essentially ten years ago when the president started running for the senate seat that he first held, he's been in campaigning mode for about eight of those years. the only break he took was essentially the first twoors when he focused on the senate and moved into the 2008 campaign and essentially been preparing for the 2012 campaign. so as you said, this is what they do best. they've had problems dealing with congress in terms of just the regular sort of straight, you know, negotiations in getting things there, but he's very good at campaigning and his team is very good at campaigning and figure
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. host: that's the latest ad by the n.r.a. put out yesterday getting a lot of feedback about the ad using the -- invoking the president's children in that. "the washington times" has this headline. the only headline about president obama's event later this morning. obama recruits children to push gun bans. acting a month after the connecticut school shooting, president obama will unveil sweeping package of gun control wednesday and will challenge congress to ban high-capacity magazines and military-style semiautomatic rifles involved in recent shooting rampages. host: that is our question for all of you. if president obama acts on his own for executive action, do you support idea of that? we're getting your take on that this morning. we'll go to sandra if sulphur springs, texas, a republican there. hi, sandra. caller: hi. how
was not able to do. caller: i would ask your guest to address mr. obama's promise which drew in the young voters that he was going to be great unifier. i would contend he has deliberately set out to polarize the country and that 51% of americans voted for him but that the other 49% of americans that voted for him feel like he is sticking his tongue out at us and giving us the finger. i feel we are more polarized than we were and i see that as a promise greatly broken. guest: in fact, there is a promise to the fact that we do have the promise broken. we represented by his promise to bring both parties together to pass an agenda. as you say, there has not been success at that. there is a very robust debate about who is to blame but in terms of actions -- i have not seen him stick out his tongue or flipping the bird at anyone but i can say event this is definitely a very polarized place. that is a promise broken. host: here is a tweet - guest: i think more than ever. this is the kind of journalism we should have been practicing years ago. there is this battle of talking points and you hear t
spanking your fellow republicans for getting their clocks cleaned by mr. obama in that debate. tell me what you are upset about and is there some revenge exacted? >> we have very severe long- term fiscal problems. i think there is a lot more that is at the big banks door and the federal reserve's door. it is amazing neither party has been willing to look at the problems. we are faced with enormous long-term challenges on the fiscal side. i thought the whole process was wrong. i have a bias. i was speaker of the house. the idea that the senate at the last minute would write an entire bill, put whatever they wanted into it, send it over, and say, pass it as we wrote it. we will not touch it again. and the house said, ok. crazy. nobody read that bill. it violated everything republicans complained about with the stimulus. the minimum they could have done was brought it up, actually read it, maybe had a hearing to find out what was in it and what did it mean. there were millions of dollars willi understand why the president wants to take care of its friends. what did that have to do with the bil
, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm very open
president. i know that part, but how do you react to this wall of obstruction? >> here's the thing. mr. mcconnell said his goal was to make obama a one-term president. he didn't do it. he lost, and so, mcconnell came up short and maybe now he'll see the light and actually put getting america back to work as the top priority, not trying to attack obama. >> cenk: so far, it looks like he's still in a dark, dark tunnel. >> i think he's still in the twilight zone. >> congressman, stay with us, because i want to talk to you about your bill on oil subsidies. it's amazing that it hasn't already passed unanimously. please stay with us. we're going to come right back and talk about that. >> at a time when big oil companies are making more main than ever before, we're still giving them $4 billion of your tax dollars in subsidies every year. you remember, congress should be fighting for you not for big financial firms. >> i think it's brilliant. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and
. they laugh it up during the parade. >>> nbc's al roker scores a thumbs up from president obama. and gets a running handshake from vice president biden. >> mr. president, how is it going? >> great. >> mr. vice president, hey, how are you doing? come on. come -- come on. >> oh, yeah! yes! yes! >> and lady in red. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> first lady michelle obama dazzles in a jason wu gown at the inaugural balls. >>> well, the daily show correspondents get a bang out of the first lady's stylish new do. i. >> i thought the speech really helped frame the president's jaebd. >> i'm assuming you are referring to your new bangs. >> you mean my b-b-b-bangs? >> i think we're slightly dust racketed by your -- >> by my b-b-bangs? >> yes. >> i don't care for this new b-b-b banged america? >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell. having a little fun there. live in washington where president obama entering his second term facing some tough economic choices. in his inaugural address, he served notice he will not accept any budget deal that damages his vie
protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help you god. >> obama: so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> did he swallow his nocorette. >> stephanie: the united states? really? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: and then boner congratulated the president. he is like congratulations god speed. he said ladies and gentlemen welcome to the old hall of the house. the people's representatives met in this chambers overfive decades ago. >> remember when things were better! >> stephanie: i'm not saying he said it in a nostalgic way -- >> it sounded wistful if you will. [ mumbling ] >> you know what i'm talking about. >> i have no idea. >> no. [ mumbling ] >> stephanie: i'm going to eye roll you for saying something stupid. [ laughter ] >> which is most of the time. ahhhhh! >> stephanie: oh hilarious. hilarious. all right. so much to talk about -- okay how about let's do cut two. let's listen to some audio from yesterday. >> obama: today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meanings of those words with the realities of our time. for histor
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